January 29
7:15 PM 2013

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents THE COLOR PURPLE, February 8 through the 24th, 2013. Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal for the NY Regional Premiere below!

THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Stephen Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.

With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

The cast includes Keith Antone, Nick Butler, Jasmine Coles, Najee Gabay-Knight, Joseph Ghee, Terri-Ann Gordon, Deidre Grace, Jasmine Jenkins, Jeffrey Johnson, Kayla Mattocks, Jasmine Monet, Nattalyee Randall, Laurel Richardson, Ellisha Thomas, Carlita Victoria, Bobby Walker, LaNette Wallace, DaRon Williams, Juson Williams, TAngela Wilson and Kelechi Ezie as "Celie". This New York Regional Premiere is directed by Jeremy Quinn, with musical direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Taavon Gamble.

Director Jeremy Quinn says "It's a story about becoming who you are, about believing in yourself and about defying the obstacles that are placed in your path. Inspirational and exhilarating, vibrant and enthralling; the show changes lives and we are thrilled to be the NY Regional Premiere of this exceptional literary masterpiece."

Nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Award's including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score, THE COLOR PURPLE will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center for six performances only February 8-10 and 22-24. (Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm.) Tickets are $40 adults and $30 high school & younger. This musical is recommended for ages 10 and older.

All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. To purchase tickets, visit the theatre box office, purchase the tickets online at or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, call 914-328-1600.

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